Figure with Totem

byR.H. Ives Gammell

R.H. Ives Gammell | Figure with Totem
circa 1980
Type; Media:
Painting; Oil on paper
24 X 20 inches

Gammell Trust #1995-03. Gammell was fascinated by the way certain concepts recur over time and in vastly different civilizations. Here he shows the central figure as a primitive man in an evocative landscape surrounded by symbols representing the "oughts and shoulds" of his civilization. The owl perched on a branch is a symbol of wisdom. Exhibited: "The Undraped Figure", St. Botolph Club, January - February 2004. Sold as a pair with Gammell's Study for Crouching Figure in Figure with Totem for $18,500.

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